Handwara shuts on the militant’s death anniversary

Handwara shuts on the militant’s death anniversary
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Handwara: A complete shutdown was observed for the second consecutive day on Monday in north Kashmir’s Handwara town and its adjoining areas on the first death anniversary of HM militant Azharuddin Khan Alias Gazi Umar.
The Hizb militant was killed by government forces last year on 4th February near the Sopore by Pass Bridge along with another associate.
He was a Lecturer and a top militant of Handwara.
During the Friday night, posters had appeared in Handwara town asking traders and transporter to observe two days shutdown in Handwara and its adjoining areas as a tribute to Khan.
Following the appeal all the shops and other business centres remained shut while as private transport was seen playing on the roads on Sunday and Monday.
Reports said that People visited the graveyard where Khan is buried and offered special prayers for the slain militants.